2 The Homestead (4)

Frostenden, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

  • After a rural retreat within short reach of the coast? The Homestead provides just that. Its countryside setting is ideal for walking, cycling and birdwatching, with Southwold a mere 10 minutes drive away.

You can book this property from:

  • £634 per week
  • £91 per night


Reduced Occupancy Offer - This listing is for 4 people, using 2 bedrooms only. For full use of the house, please see ref: SFHMS where The Homestead can be booked for 6 people.

Are you wanting a rural retreat within a short distance of the Suffolk coast? Look no further than The Homestead. There is plenty to explore even from the doorstep! Perfect for birdwatching, walking and cycling, the opportunities are endless. Within easy access of Southwold (10 minute drive), Minsmere, Dunwich and much more, come and experience for yourself.

SOUTHWOLD 5 miles (8 km), COVEHITHE 4 miles (6 km), DUNWICH 9 miles (14 km), ALDEBURGH 22 miles (35 km)

About the Property: A more charming rural setting would be hard to find. The Homestead is approached by a quiet narrow country lane, weaving you through woodland and open fields before entering into the tiny hamlet of Clay Common. Hear nothing but the wind blowing through the trees and birdsong as you open the windows each morning. Completely private, The Homestead enjoys a large garden with plenty of off street parking. 

So perfect for dog owners, The Homestead looks forward to welcoming up to two dogs on holiday to Suffolk. The lawned garden is fully enclosed for larger dogs (of a Doberman size), however, owners of smaller dogs are advised to keep an eye on their wandering pooches. There are a number of footpath connections within a short distance of the front door - take the small gate around the side of the house and turn right into the surrounding woodland - do take your camera and binoculars with you as there is plenty to see. 

Cyclists too will love exploring the network of trails in the area - one in particular which runs outside the property, leads to the Hundred River at Rushmere. A trip along the back roads can even take you to the small town of Halesworth. A full breakdown of cycle routes can be seen here.

If you would prefer to hire bicycles rather than bring your own, speak to Surfwold in nearby Southwold. 

There is off street parking for at least two cars. 

This cottage is ideal for: A group of friends or two families looking for a simple and memorable holiday by the coast. With Southwold only a 4 mile drive away, this truly is the perfect mix of coast and countryside. There is accommodation on the ground floor, perfect for those with mobility restrictions.

Exploring: The Homestead is within easy access of the A12, meaning there is plenty to explore by car. Just 10 minutes from Southwold with its' pier, sandy beach, quirky shops, lighthouse and welcoming pubs. A further 22 minute drive will take you to RSPB Minsmere, recent home to BBC's Springwatch. The National Trust site at Dunwich is also worth a visit, an area well known for its walking, bird watching and cycling.

Only ten miles from Lowestoft and twenty miles from Great Yarmouth to the North, this cottage is superbly located just a couple miles from the Heritage Coast at Covehithe and Benacre Broad- there is something here for everyone.

Self-Catering Eating and Drinking: The Wangford Village Shop is a short drive or cycle from the cottage and ideal for fresh bread and the daily paper as well as supplying a good selection of locally grown produce. Wrentham, around two miles away from the Cottage, do a great Fish and Chips take away and is ideal to take home with you after a tiring day in Southwold

Of course, a trip to Adnams Cellar and Kitchen in Southwold is a must, renowned for its famous beers and wines. Brewery tours are also available. 

For more information on local produce shops near The Homestead, check out Visit Southwold.

Eating Out: A fifteen minute walk (or 5 minute drive) takes you to The Plough Inn, a really pleasant and friendly pub run by Adnams. 

There is a plethora of Adnams pubs in Southwold, with some of the best including The Lord NelsonThe Red LionSole Bay Inn and The Crown. All within a 10 minute drive away.

Of course, for a more relaxed affair, try The Boardwalk Restaurant on Southwold Pier. Time it right and you could see the sun setting behind the sea...

For more information on eateries, things to do and local history, please go to Visit Southwold.


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.7 miles
  • Shop 1.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.